Pro-Line Racing’s latest releases certainly got people talking. Some of the new additions include Blue Aluminum Castor Blocks, PRO-2 Short Course Indoor Chassis and the 2013 Ram 1500 True Scale Clear Body. Complete details at Pro-Line Racing April 2014 New Releases.
The Toyz announce more variety for their Elite Series Shrouds. They will now be available for the Traxxas Stampede 4×4 and Telluride. Complete details at Traxxas Stampede 4×4 & Telluride Shrouds. Continue Reading
Each week the RC industry is busy making or breaking news and releasing so many different products in a effort to keep the hobby fresh and new. I believe that it is a full court press to drive my wife insane. How may times have I bought something to see an upgraded or better version released in the following weeks, don’t tell me she doesn’t suffer. One More Lap is a brief recap of some of the RC related happenings from this past week, that we didn’t feature for one reason or another. Lets take One More Lap and try and do a better job of hitting our marks.
Tamiya Rock Socker
Tamiya CR-01 gets an update: Introducing the Rock Socker.
Team Associated Flat Sensor Wires
Team Associated releases two new lengths of Flat Sensor Wires for the B5 and B5M buggies. Continue Reading
Serpent Cobra Buggy Kit 2.1
They teased us yesterday, but today Serpent has released details of the new gas powered 1/8 scale Cobra Buggy 2.1 4wd. Some of the new features include:
– plus 4 chassis: the hard anodised chassis is 4mm longer in the rear, creating a more stable rear end, especially better on tracks with short bumps and rough surface. The great handling on smooth, flat surfaces remains !
– longer alu rear brace: the longer alu brace also helps to make the rear end more stable. The shorter nylon or alu version can also still be fitted.
– longer rear central shaft: to suit the longer chassis a longer rear central shaft is needed (which is actually the same as the one used in Cobra buggy 1.0 )
– hard coated shockcaps: the hard coated aluminium shockcaps can withstand the rigors of crashes better
– aluminium 14 dgr caster blocks The Cobra buggy has a lot of steering already which makes it turn very fast. The 14 degree caster blocks help to smoothen steering out a bit, still lot of steering , but easier, less direct, creating a more stable front end.
To get complete details, check out the release sheet Serpent Cobra 811 Buggy 2.1 Part# 600014 and it is shipping now.
Serpent Cobra Buggy Kit 2.1
Serpent has plans to reveal a new 1/8 Cobra 2.1 Buggy kit gas powered vehicle for the 2014 season. The kit will begin shipping on April 4, 2014. Serpent promises more details in the coming days, but have provided us with this teaser in the meantime.
Seems like a neat way to build anticipation, shipping a product with no details.
Source: 1/8 Cobra Buggy kit 2.1 coming soon
MIP Puck 17.5 Drive System Associated B4
MIP announces “Serpent 2wd buggy line is next in line for MIPs Puck Drive system design.” The MIP Puck Drive System results in 50% less rotating mass for your driveline, which in turn gives you quicker acceleration, quicker deceleration and lower motor temps. The Puck Drive System has received rave reviews since coming on the scene last year and because it is made by MIP, you know your getting a solid product. Puck Drive Systems are currently available for Associated B4, Associated SC10, T4, Kyosho RB5/RB6, Kyosho Ultima SC-R, TLR SCTE 2.0, TLR 22 Buggy, TLR 22 SCT, and the TLR 22T.
Click MIP Puck Drive System for more info.
Source: MIP on Facebook
To celebrate the 2013-2014 TQ and World Championship win in Japan, by Serpent driver Tadahiko Sahashi from Japan, Serpent has introduced the Serpent Viper 977 Wc Limited Edition The Serpent Viper 977 WC Limited Edition features a number of optional parts which World Champion Tadahiko used in his car. The Viper 977 setup that Tadahiko used to TQ and win the World Championship is also included. On top of that the chassis is engraved with the Viper 977 WC Limited Edition logo.
See more at http://www.serpent.com/product/903012
Serpent has been busy updating their line-up. Tuesday they had the press release for their new Serpent Spyder 1/10 2wd Electric and today we got more info on the new gas-powered Serpent Cobra Buggy RTR GP 1/8 4wd. The RTR in this case means Ready to Roar, with this latest addition featuring an Italian made 3.5cc engine from Novarossi and is based on the successful Serpent 1/8 Cobra race Buggy. This RTR version will ship with a Dragon-RC pistol type transmitter 2.4 GHz which includes a LCD screen. Some other features include a pre-painted precut Avenger body, pre-mounted off-road tires on large diameter wheels. 4-wheel-drive, 3 geardiffs, and threaded 16mm bigbore shocks plus much more.
For full details, you can check out Serpents Press Release or you can check out the product page for the Serpent Cobra Buggy 1/8 4wd RTR.